Frangopol elected to National Academy of Construction

Dan M. Frangopol, the inaugural Fazlur R. Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture at Lehigh University, has been elected to the National Academy of Construction (NAC).

NAC members are selected through a rigorous peer nomination and election process and come from all sectors of the built environment—owners, contractors, designers, government agencies, professional service firms, and academia.

Memories of the late Prof. Vince Grassi

The Lehigh Engineering community mourns the loss of Vincent G. Grassi, a professor of practice in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Professor Grassi passed away May 3, 2020, from cancer at the age of 64. He was beloved by his students and received the university's Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2019. The Chemical Engineering Class of 2020 shared the following remembrances of Professor Grassi during a virtual memorial.

 

Anand Ramamurthi named new Chair of Bioengineering

Anand Ramamurthi has been named P.C. Rossin Professor and Chair of the Department of Bioengineering in Lehigh University’s P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, effective September 1, 2020. 

Recent work from Gilchrist group featured on Rheology Bulletin cover

Metamorphosis through viscous fingering, by Thitiporn Kaewpetch and James F. Gilchrist, Lehigh University, was the recipient of the first place award in the Gallery of Rheology, SOR Raleigh and featured on the cover of the Rheology Bulletin.  The edge-to-edge visualization at the bottom of a dried droplet of polymer solution on a colloidal crystal displays transitions from capillary driven Haines jumping to viscous fingering induced by the Saffman-Taylor instability.  The wavelength of these fingers is 2-3 mm and their height is ~100 nm.  These transitions are reminiscent of M.C.

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